Thursday May 03, 2012

Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory




The Oracle Optimized Solutions team, in partnership with the Oracle Directory team, is proud to announce a new solution that will benefit to many directory services deployments.




This solution leveraging both hardware and software provides the following:
  • 3 to 1 reduction in directory servers at 3x the performance
  • 1/3 the licensing cost with 22% less space
  • Deployment time reduced by 5x
  • Eliminates the need for hardware load balancer
For more information please go here and here.

Monday Jan 23, 2012

Podcast on OUD

     Please check Podcast recorded on Oracle Unified Directory !


Thursday Sep 01, 2011

Oracle Unified Directory Webcast Q&A Results Posted

We have posted the answers to the questions from the Q&A from the OUD introduction webcast.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2011

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR1 Released !

We have released Oracle Unified Directory. This next generation directory service defines a new category in the directory server market.

Oracle Unified Directory is an all-in-one directory solution with storage, proxy, synchronization and virtualization capabilities.
While unifying the approach, it provides all the services required for high-performance Enterprise and carrier-grade environments. Oracle Unified Directory
ensures scalability to billions of entries, ease of installation, elastic deployments, enterprise manageability and effective monitoring. 

Highlights of Oracle Unified Directory include:

  • Next Generation product that capitalizes on Oracle's existing directory services solutions with years of continuous and innovative development
  • Apart from tremendous read performance, support for high volume writes to address new application requirements with frequent changes to identity data such as location, images, relationships
  • Support for Elastic Scalability with data distribution and global index to accommodate growth as needed
  • On-premise and Cloud computing deployments
  • Smaller footprint, making Oracle Unified Directory simple to embed, and easy to deploy and manage
  • Interoperability with Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Directory Services Plus Suite

For more information about Oracle Unified Directory, visit this site.

Product Documentation


Product Download


Thursday Jul 14, 2011

Introducing Oracle Unified Directory 11g

=> July 21, 2011 at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET / 19:00 CET

Enterprises face many choices for managing identity data: to virtualize or not to virtualize, to synchronize data or store data. The choice of directory server means choosing between multiple vendors and compromising between features and performance. Oracle Unified Directory 11g defines a new category in the directory server market. Join us for this launch webcast to learn how Oracle Unified Directory 11g provides scalability and a complete directory server solution. 

Register by clicking here.



Tuesday Jun 14, 2011

ODSEE 11gR1 Patch Set 1 Released: Download and update today!

First Patch Set for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 just released!

ODSEE 11g Release 1 Patch Set 1 (11.1.1.5.0) allows companies to grow faster and easier. The significant improvement in performance over previous Sun DSEE 5.2 and 6.x releases allows companies to accelerate their applications while reducing their total cost of ownership. Companies can also reduce cost through improved serviceability with faster import/export times and smooth, in-place upgrade that reuses your existing data store. This complete solution provides a directory server, proxy server (for high availability and distribution of data and load) , web console and synchronization with Active Directory, all under one product (ODSEE) and licensed as part of Oracle Directory Services Plus.

This release is a Patch Set to ODSEE 11gR1 and Sun DSEE 7.0. In addition to multiple fixes previously released as patches and hot fixes, ODSEE 11g Release 1 Patch Set 1 includes new features:

  • Support for importing and exporting compressed files
  • Fastest export capabilities
  • Support for SASL authentication through GSSAPI on Linux
  • New password hashing schemes
  • Repack option for compacting an existing suffix
  • New load-balancing algorithms for the proxy component
  • Multiple new options for proxy server logs
  • New Bind and Connection logs for proxy server
  • Schema support for Oracle Fusion Applications

This distribution includes the Identity Synchronization for Windows.

This updated release improves the overall quality and robustness of deployments. Among other features and capabilities, by upgrading from DSEE 5.2 or 6.x you might benefit from:

    • Up to 300% performance improvement
    • In-place upgrade from DSEE 6 and 7 (no need to export/import existing data)
    • Fastest export
    • Reduced disk space and memory footprint
    • Optional data compression
    • Instant restore capabilities
    • Advanced tuning capabilities
    • Improved control over traffic going through Directory Proxy Server
    • New distribution algorithm with Directory Proxy Server
    • Updated list of supported Operating Systems
    • For more information please visit:

You can download ODSEE 11gR1 Patch Set 1 for evaluation from here and also from E-Delivery (select "Oracle Fusion Middleware" Product Pack)
ODSEE Product Management

Friday Jun 10, 2011

Update your bookmarks !

You might have noticed that we moved to .oracle.com, so please update your bookmarks for this blog and use blogs.oracle.com/directoryservices  for future references.

Tuesday Jan 18, 2011

New Home for our Documentation.

Our collections of documentation moved from old docs.sun.com to Oracle Technical Network documentation system.

Please update your bookmarks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

If you experience difficulties, please contact your Support Representative, as an ultimate resource please send an email here.


Thursday Jul 29, 2010

ODSEE 11gR1 Released: Download and Upgrade today

Oracle  Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 just released!


Like Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0, ODSEE 11g Release 1 allows companies to grow faster and easier. The significant improvement in performance overs previous releases allows companies to accelerate their applications while reducing their total cost of ownership. Companies can also reduce cost by improving serviceability with faster import times and smooth, in-place upgrade that reuses your existing data store. This complete solution provides a directory server, proxy server (for high availability and distribution of data and load) , web console and synchronization with Active Directory, all under one product (ODSEE) and licensed as part of Oracle Directory Services Plus.

ODSEE 11gR1 is a rebranded release of Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 and is equivalent to a patch release. It does not include new functionality but provides additional stability and security with the inclusion of many fixes that where previously released as patches and hot fixes.

This release also aligns the list of supported platforms with most other Oracle Fusion Middleware products. For details of the changes to supported platforms, see Platform Support, System Virtualization Support, and Operating System Requirements.

As part of the integration with other Oracle Fusion Middleware components:

This updated release improves the overall quality and robustness of deployments. Among other features and capabilities , by upgrading from DSEE 5.2 or 6.x you might benefit from:

    • Up to 300% performance improvement
    • In place upgrade from DSEE 6 and 7 (no need to export/import existing data)
    • Reduced disk space and memory footprint
    • Optional data compression
    • Instant restore capabilities
    • Advanced tuning capabilities
    • Improved control over traffic going through Directory Proxy Server
    • New distribution algorithm with Directory Proxy Server
    • Updated list of supported Operating Systems, IP v6 supported on all platforms
    • Directory Service Control Center supported on broader list of application servers
    • For more information please visite:

ODSEE Product Management

Thursday Jul 15, 2010

New Software Download Location

We have moved software downloads to Oracle E-Delivry: http://edelivery.oracle.com/.

When you have reached "Media Pack Search " page, please select "Sun Products" as Product Pack.

If you experience difficulties with an older release, please contact your Support Representative, as an ultimate resource please send an email to dsee-pm@sun.com.

Monday Feb 15, 2010

From 0 to 100MPH in 10 sec... How fast can you do it?

Like in car racing,  for directories, being super fast is one of the driver in decision making, but when handling large amount of data with SSD and in-memory technologies,  this is not enough!

How do you go from initial service cold startup to full speed?
How long will your users and applications have to wait until end of warm-up?


Brad Diggs  in his latest post is explaining in details strategies to bring DSEE to full spee
d by using the most ad-hoc data priming strategy.


Wednesday Dec 16, 2009

Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Released

Sun OpenDS TM Standard Edition (SE) 2.2 is an updated version of newest member of the Sun Directory Server family of products. It includes an LDAP core that is designed for easy installation, embedding, and configuration as well as a new Directory Proxy Server for load-balancing, high availability and data distribution.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 is a high-performance, highly-extensible, pure Java directory server that delivers a fully compliant LDAPv3 server that passes all of the compliance, interoperability and security tests suites. Furthermore, Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 implements most of the standard and experimental LDAP extensions defined in the IETF as RFCs or Internet-Drafts, ensuring maximum interoperability with LDAP client applications.

With a limited footprint allowing the server to be embedded in other Java applications, OpenDS has a very rich set of APIs making it easy to extend and increase usage scope.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 also supports a multi-master replication model with optional assured replication that guarantees the high availability of the data for all operations, searches or updates. While theoretically unlimited with regards to the number of masters, the Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 server has been stressed under heavy and durable load with 8 Masters.

This 2.2 version significantly increases performance both in read and write, making it one of the most efficient commercial directory servers available.

Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 is based on the open source community project OpenDS that is constructing next generation directory service software. The initial effort is led by Sun and the primary contributions are by Sun employees, but the goal is to attract developers and other interested parties from around the world. Sun OpenDS SE is the Sun commercial offering based on this project.  

You can find out more information about Sun OpenDS SE 2.2 commercial release at:

http://wikis.sun.com/display/sunopends

Wednesday Sep 02, 2009

LDAPCon2009

Our very own, Ludo Poitou will be presenting with other luminaries in the identity industry at The 2nd.International conference on LDAP, LDAPCon 2009 will be held on September 20th and 21st at Waterfront Marriot Hotel , Portland OR, USA.

LDAP is gaining renewed attention as the identity repository for enterprise, telco's, global partner networks, healthcare and education institutions.  The LDAP repositories have been faced with massive growth over the last five years and the performance and availability they have come to rely upon is being tested. New requirements driven by the growth of users, the explosion of security requirements imposing more "writes" and the access to web services security and policies are forcing LDAP experts to look at new innovations.

You should attend, if you want to be apart of hearing how LDAP experts are innovating and addressing these business and technical challenges.  If you haven't registered yet, please register NOW here!

The registration fee includes access to the LinuxCon 2009 (Sep 21 - 23), and if you still need to be convinced that it's worth attending, you can check the agenda here.

Wednesday Feb 25, 2009

Directory Server 6.3.1 Released: Download Today

Sun  Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 released.

The 6.3.1 release is a patch to existing 6.x deployment that provides customers with a way to apply the latest fixes and updates found in Directory Server, Directory Proxy Server and Directory Server Control Center components in one installation event. 

Specifically,  the Directory Server 6.3.1 provides fixes to replication issues in mixed DS 5.2 and 6.x topologies, on Directory Proxy Server it improves support for Virtualization (Join and JDBC) and includes additional performance related improvements.  Furthermore this patch release improves overall quality and robustness of deployments.  You can read a consolidated view of all the fixes and updates contained in the release in the Release Notes located here.

It is available in the following forms:
  • Native patch - patches to upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 native packages installed using the Java ES installer
  • Zip compressed archive distribution - patches to Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 zip installations

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 patches are available through SunSolve Patchzip :

  • 126748-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.9/5.10 Sparc patchzip
  • 126749-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.9_x86 patchzip
  • 126750-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.10_x86, x64 patchzip
  • 126751-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : Linux RHEL3 RHEL4 patchzip
  • 126752-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : HP-UX 11iv2 PA Risc patchzip
  • 126753-05: Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : Windows 2000/2003 Server patchzip

Native Package :

  • 125276-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.9/5.10 Sparc Native Patch
  • 125277-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.9_x86 Native Patch
  • 125278-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : SunOS 5.10_x86, x64 Native Patch
  • 125309-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 : Linux RHEL3 RHEL4 Native Patch
  • 125311-08: Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 Windows MSI Native Patch

For the detailed information on what you need to install based on your current installation, refer to the Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3.1 Release Notes.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition
Marketing Team


Wednesday Oct 15, 2008

Identity Management Europe User Group in Munich and Burton Catalyst Europe--Prague

The product management team will be attending Burton Catalyst Europe in Prague next week.  This is a great conference that brings together a number of thought leaders and practitioners in the Identity, Security and Dyanmic Data Center spaces to talk about real problems.  One of the tag-lines of the conference is to remove "Vendor-Hype" which is a refreshing approach.  As a vendor we attend the conference to have additional conversations with customers and analysts about the problems teams are experiencing, creative solutions that are being employed to solve those problems, and contribute our voice to where we believe the industry is headed.  

Additionally, while we are in Europe, on Tuesday, October 28 we will be attending the Sun Identity User Group in Munich.  This User Group session is open to all Identity Manager, Access Manager, Directory Server Enterprise Edition, and Federation Manager customers.  For anyone new to this User Group, it is a customer driven forum providing a valuable opportunity for customers to exchange practical and technical knowledge and experiences.  Here is information on the time and location:

Sun Identity Management User Group - EMEA 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Registration & Continental Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am
Sun Microsystems GmbH
Sonnenallee 1
85551 Kirchheim-Heimstetten

The agenda of the User Group can be found here.  You can register for the User Group by going here.

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